The Fire Danger Period has been declared for the municipalities of:
To commence at 0100 hours on 19 November 2018 and will remain in place until 1 May 2019 unless stated otherwise.
The commencement of the Fire Danger Period is determined on local existing and predicted conditions that lead to increased fire risk for your locality.
This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements.
If you don’t obtain a permit, you could be breaking the law and may be prosecuted. Penalties may include a fine up to $19,342 and/or up to 12 months’ imprisonment.
For guides on what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Period or on days of total fire ban visit cfa.vic.gov.au/can
For burn-offs prior and after the declared Fire Danger Period, ensure you comply with any municipal local laws and always register your burn on 1800 668 511.
Knowledge is the best tool when it comes to fighting fires; help spread this information by talking to your family, friends and neighbours.
Stay safe this summer.
Chief Officer CFA